Sul­li­van eye­ing Car­rera Cup af­ter visa clear­ance

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Aus­tralian racer Liam Sul­li­van tested a Porsche Car­rera Cup car last week ahead of a prospec­tive move into the cat­e­gory in 2017.

The 2015 Mighty Mini cham­pion came over to the UK in 2014 af­ter win­ning na­tional cham­pi­onships in kart­ing in Aus­tralia.

“Two years ago I woke up one morn­ing and thought ‘life is too short’ and bought a one-way ticket to the UK,” said Sul­li­van. “I sold every­thing I owned and came over to race. It’s been a roller­coaster.”

Now the 26-year-old is in ad­vanced talks with race win­ning out­fit Parr Mo­tor­sport, to join the cat­e­gory full time next year. “I was chat­ting to some teams and Porsche gave me a call and of­fered me a test in one af­ter be­ing im­pressed with my CV,” said Sul­li­van, who drove the car last Wed­nes­day. “I’ve been talk­ing to Parr Mo­tor­sport but we haven’t fi­nalised any­thing. But we’re in ad­vanced dis­cus­sions with them.”

He hasn’t raced con­sis­tently af­ter visa prob­lems cur­tailed his plans.

“This year has been dif­fi­cult; I did a few races in a For­mula Ford and then got de­ported due to visa is­sues,” ex­plained Sul­li­van. “The deal to race in For­mula Ford was done. This jour­ney has been crazy.”

Aussie Sul­li­van tested with Parr at Sil­ver­stone

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